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The Secret Life of Snapping Turtles

When I was growing up in rural Alabama, some people called snapping turtles “thunder turtles.” As the folk tale went, if a snapping turtle bit you, it wouldn’t let go until it heard thunder. While that didn’t turn out to be quite the case, you still don’t want to be bitten by a snapping turtle, no matter when it lets go.To most folks, the word turtle conjures up one of two ...

John E. Marshall | Dec 5, 2008

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